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									                                                                                                         NOVEMBER 2003

                                 News From Our President
Patty Caudle, SPHR
(336) 659-2429, Ext. 3161

1st Vice President
Barry Brown, PHR
Arbor Acres                                                                   NOVEMBER 2003
(336) 724-7921, Ext. 218

2nd Vice President              It was good to see so many of you at our last meeting, especially since it was one of our evening
Karen Caines, PHR               meetings. It was also nice to have our ASU Student Chapter represented at the meeting. Our next
Goodwill Industries of NWNC,
                                meeting will return to the lunch timeframe on November 18th. It will be important to have as
(336) 724-3625, Ext. 297        many members present as possible, because it is nomination time again. Our Nominations
                                Committee has been working hard to bring us some outstanding individuals to serve on our Board
Ken Crews, SPHR                 next year. They are:
Douglas Battery Mfg. Co.
(336) 650-7214
                                        Luba Havraniak, nominated for the Job Link Director position;
Membership Secretary
Sherri Hart, SPHR
Spevco, Inc.
                                        Monica Murphy, nominated for the Recording Secretary position;
(336) 924-8100
                                        Patti Fisher, nominated for Membership Secretary position;
Recording Secretary
Teresa Bailey
Noregon Systems, Inc.                   Teresa Bailey, nominated for the Treasurer position; and
(336) 768-4337, Ext. 111

DIRECTORS                               Sherri Hart, nominated for 2nd Vice President position.
Pamela Angle, SPHR
BB & T Corporation
(336) 734-0405                  I also wanted to mention that a new vendor has been selected for our website, and we hope to
                                have it converted in the next several weeks. I would like to thank Teresa Bailey for all of her
Katherine B. Broadhurst “Kit”
(336) 725-6378                  hard work on this project, and her commitment in keeping it updated next year.
David Isaac
(336) 631-2866
                                Also, don't forget to solicit items for our December Auction meeting. Feel free to bring them with
                                you to the November meeting or contact Barry Brown at 724-7921 to arrange delivery.
Lorrie Meadows
Senior Services, Inc.
                                Remember ... you get extra SHRM dollars for getting items for the auction. We want to make this
(336) 725-0907                  event even more fun than last year, so please help us obtain items!
Kim Rhue
Novant Health                   Lastly, I wanted to put in a plug for national SHRM membership. They have extended their special
(336) 718-5420                  membership offer until November 14th. First time members can get national membership
Carolyn H. Sink, SPHR
                                for the discounted price of $145, and will also receive a SHRM tote bag free! This special
(336) 764-4054                  offer is only good through November 14th, so don't miss out. I have been a national member
                                for many, many years and have never regretted joining. The benefits of membership are many,
Robert Sipprell, Jr., SPHR
(336) 732-5155                  and just receiving HR Magazine is worth the $145. National membership is a great way to stay up-
                                to-date with the every changing HR profession, and I would highly recommend it to anyone who
Teresa Whittington
Cinnabar Solutions, Inc.        isn't already a member.
(336) 722-5195
                                Hope to see you at our November 18th meeting!
Linda Johnson, PHR
Douglas Battery Mfg. Co.
(336) 650-7075                                       Patty Caudle, SPHR, WS-SHRM Chapter President
Welcome New Members!
Carmen Canales, Wachovia Corporation, 100 North Main Street, Winston Salem, NC
27101, carmen.canales@wachovia.com.
Brent Younts, Spectrum Laboratory Network, 4380 Federal Drive, Suite 100,
Greensboro, NC 27410, yountsb@spectrumlab.org.

 Your SHRM Connection Update..
“Investing in Your future as an HR Leader” is this year’s theme for the
SHRM Foundation. The SHRM Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable,
not-for-profit organization.    The Foundation depends on annual
contributions to build its endowment and fund important research,
publications and projects. It is an opportunity for HR Professionals to
make tax-deductible contributions to help strengthen the profession.

“HR Heroes” is just one example of an innovative project sponsored by
the Foundation. A series of videotape interviews with senior HR
professionals on what makes a successful, strategic HR leader include
interviews between HR executives and their CEOs to discuss how they
work together to achieve business goals. These tapes are now
available in 15-minute segments with a discussion guide for use in
academic programs and within local SHRM chapters.

The Foundation also helps us understand the critical issues shaping the
future of our profession.    And it invests in the future through
sponsorship of the HR Games, Master Series and student scholarships.

Each year our chapter makes a contribution and each member is
encouraged to do so as well. Your contribution will have an impact on
many people by creating vital and effective workplaces through solid
HR research.

For more information, visit www.shrm.org/foundation or contact the
SHRM Foundation at 703-535-6020.

                      Bob Sipprell, Jr., SPHR
                  WS-SHRM SHRM Committee Chair
     Remember to Vote for the Outstanding
           Professional in HR!
WS-SHRM’s Recognition Committee is pleased to announce a new award for our Chapter for 2003!
Realizing there are members in our Chapter that have shown a great deal of leadership in the field
of Human Resources, we would like to recognize that achievement each year.

The Recognition Committee will be accepting nominations for this award from June-November,
with the winner being announced at the December dinner meeting. We encourage you to
nominate any individual whom you feel has demonstrated outstanding service to the Human
Resource profession, to the HR Community and to other community service activities and who
deserves recognition. Nominations should be submitted by memo with an attached resume or
biographical data that lists the types of service to HR and their respective communities.

The winner from our local Chapter will be nominated to the NC-SHRM for consideration of a
recognition award at the state level in 2004.

This is a great opportunity to acknowledge the accomplishments and the dedication of many of
our talented HR professionals, locally and statewide.

Please submit your nominations to:         WS-SHRM, c/o: Recognition Committee
                                           PO Box 863, Winston-Salem, NC 27102-9998

                HR Job Opportunities……
Part Time HR Director – Greensboro - Rapidly growing services company, with approximately
80 employees, seeks a capable hands-on HR generalist on a part-time basis (2 days per week).
Responsibilities include: Recruiting, Employment, Compensation, Benefits, Employee Relations,
Training and Development. Reporting to the CEO, you will be a key member of the management
team, leading the HR function. This is a great opportunity for a talented HR professional to
partner with management, assisting in building the talent base and skills required for growth,
linking HR to the business plans, and establishing a highly customer focused HR function.
Requirements include undergraduate degree, 8+ years of generalist experience in fast growing
and entrepreneurial companies. Interested applicants should email resume and compensation
history. Consultants and interested part-time applicants should apply. Contact: Dave Brookmire,
Corporate Performance Strategies, dbrookmire@cpstrat.com.

Temporary Position (3-4 months) Compensation Analyst - Advanced Personnel Resources
has an immediate need Compensation Analyst, $40-$50,000 is the salary range. Degree is
preferred. For additional information, please contact: Cindy Kelly, Search/Marketing Consultant
with Advanced Personnel Resources, Inc., 701 Green Valley Road, Suite 310, Greensboro, NC
27408 or via phone at 336-272-7720, fax at 336-272-7729 or email at cindykelly@aprinc.com.

Human Resources Manager (Personnel Technician III) - UNC-TV, Research Triangle Park, NC
seeks hands on leader to manage recruitment, organizational/professional development, strategic
planning, compliance and staff relations for North Carolina's statewide public television network.
Requires employment/safety related laws/regulations expertise, four year degree and 2 years'
related experience. Prefer additional 3 years experience fostering leading-edge HR concepts,
practices and systems, SHRM certification, HRMIS experience and strong presentation,
collaboration and facilitation skills. Salary Range: $27,987 - $45,515. Completed State application
for Employment (PD107) must be received no later than 5:00 PM Friday, November 7, 2003. HR
Office, UNC-TV, PO Box 14900, RTP, NC 27709-4900. Application form may be downloaded from
                 October Meeting Recap …
                 Our speakers for the October evening meeting were Scott Sinclair and Bill
                 Sykes of the North Carolina Industrial Commission. Their primary focus was
                 “Continuous Improvement in ESC Job Services.”

                 The NC ESC is developing a program that will be rolled out in early 2004 that
                 is designed to help employers recruit professional, technical and managerial.
                 We, as recruiters, tend to utilize resources such as: search firms, current
                 employees, company web site and newspaper advertisements. The ESC can
                 help! With 60 local branches, 33 branch offices and 112 JobLink Career
                 Centers, the ESC placed over 91,000 people between 7/2002 and 6/2003! Of
                 these, approximately 5,500 were in the professional, technical and
                 managerial category.

                 The ESC believes the solution to the challenge of placing more professional,
                 technical and managerial candidates is NC Job Connector – a web-based job
                 services platform that is simple, has easy-to-understand pages, logical page
                 sequencing, increased self-help features, enhanced job order entry and
                 applicant profile build using O*Net classifications and descriptors and has a
  Continuous     competency-based, automatic matching engine.
Improvement in
                 After a one-time registration procedure from the ESC web site, you can begin
     ESC         to take advantage of this free service that promises to deliver better matches
                 and more candidates for the needs of employers.
For additional   Keep posted by checking out their website at www.ncesc.com. Also, you may
                 contact Bill Sykes at william.sykes@ncmail.net or 919-715-1326, or Scott
 information,    Sinclair at scott.sinclair@ncmail.net.
   contact:      If you would like me to email the PowerPoint presentation to you, I will be
www.ncesc.com    happy to do so. Email me at bbrown@arboracres.org.

       .         Please join us November 18 for our lunch meeting. Joan Dixon of Piedmont
                 Associated Industries will speak on Diversity. This promises to be a very
                 exciting and interactive time!

                        Barry Brown, PHR
                        1st Vice President

                                                         60 local offices ESC Offices
                                                         33 branch offices
                                                                            Branch Offices
                                                         112 JobLink Career Centers
                                                         Placed over 91,000 people 7/02-6/03
                                                          (Approx. 5,500 in professional, technical and managerial positions)
Calendar of Events …
August 26-November 25, 2003
Certificate in HR Management Program (The SHRM Learning System Course).
Classes held Tuesday evenings from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the 4th Street Downtown
Center (601 West 4th Street) located in the Chamber of Commerce Buildling. Pre-
registration is required. For more information contact Kristy Parker at (336) 631-
1325 or at kparker@forsyth.cc.nc.us.

November 2003 - Certification Study Group
This group is for those individuals who are preparing to take the PHR/SPHR
certification exam in December. The study group will begin in early November. For
those interested, contact: Ken Crews, SPHR, WS-SHRM Treasurer/Instructor at
(336) 650-7214 or via email at kcrews@douglasbattery.com. !

October 23 - November 20, 2003
Fundalmentals of Human Resource Management Certificate Program. This class is a
true introduction to human resource management. This five week class is scheduled
on Thursday evenings from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the 4th Street Downtown Center
(601 West 4th Street) located in the Chamber of Commerce Buildling. Pre-
registration is required. For more information contact Kristy Parker at (336) 631-
1325 or at kparker@forsyth.cc.nc.us.

November 2-5, 2003
TechLearn 2003 – Special Conference Discount Offer for Members! We are pleased
to announce that Winston-Salem Chapter members are entitled to an exclusive
conference registration discount to attend the annual TechLearn Conference taking
place November 2-5, in Orlando. At $995 you can save as much as $400 off the on-
site price! When you register via phone or on-line, use source code 74 and
discount code 960 to ensure you get the discounted rate. (Note: Offer valid for
new registrations only.)

TechLearn is the world’s leading event focused on business and government leaders
employed in using learning, training and technology to develop workforce skills,
engage customers and provide educational programs in their organizations. More
than 1,500 attendees from 56 countries attend the event, which is sponsored by
over 50 major learning and technology providers.

TechLearn offers compelling content, developed by Elliott Masie of The Masie Center,
delivered with a unique approach that inspires dialogue, creativity and FUN! For
more information about TechLearn, go to www.techlearn.com or call 800-829-

 Those events listed above with an asterisk have been approved for credit towards
                       the PHR/SPHR certification by HRCI.
    WS-SHRM Government Relations Bulletin
                                November 2003
                          David Isaac, Legislative Liaison

SHRM Invited To Testify Before The EEOC
The EEOC recently held a public meeting to examine trends and issues driving the
need to make changes to its organizational makeup and improve its level of
customer service. Camille Olsen, an attorney with Seyfarth, Shaw, testified on
behalf of SHRM. She made sure that the EEOC understood that SHRM was
interested in partnering with the EEOC. She educated the Commission about SHRM’s
information center and its ability to field about 75,000 calls per year. She also
informed the EEOC that shifting demographics will play a large role in the workplace
and would likely raise discrimination and reverse discrimination complaints. Her
testimony highlighted that for the EEOC to be effective in eradicating discrimination,
it is essential for the EEOC to partner with HR professionals and employer groups as
well as to continue meeting with employees.

At the public hearing, Cari Dominguez, the EEOC chairwoman, announced that she is
proud to partner with the EEOC on its web site chats and is pleased with the
response that they have gotten when EEOC employees participate. She said that it
gives the EEOC a chance to talk with individuals on the front line and learn about
what is happening in the workplace.

Final COBRA Regulations In Early 2004
The Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) estimates that the final
regulations for COBRA will be published in early 2004. Group health plans will then
have six months to implement the final rules and make all of the necessary
administrative changes. Until the final rule is published, plan administrators are
urged to use the model notices contained in the proposed regulations.

The proposed regulations were published on May 27, 2003, and the comment period
closed on July 28, 2003. SHRM applauded the EBSA for issuing regulations to an
area that has remained largely unregulated and for adopting procedures already
followed by many plan administrators, such as allowing the general COBRA notice to
be issued in a summary plan description so long as it is presented within 90 days of
the start of coverage, and requiring plan administrators to provide election notices
within 44 days of a qualifying event when the plan administrator and the employer
are the same. SHRM did suggest that additional time be granted for employers and
plan administrators to bring their plans into compliance and to extend the effective
date until August 1, 2004 or nine months after the final rules were published. SHRM
also suggested that group health plan administrators be allowed to provide written
notice of an individual’s ineligibility for continuation coverage under COBRA assuming
the procedures established under ERISA and the related labor regulations for
processing claims under the group health plan, rather than what is required in the
proposed regulations, namely that they be in writing and in 14 days after the plan
administrator receives notice.

                        (Continued on next page)
    WS-SHRM Government Relations Bulletin
                                November 2003

Have You Written To Congress Lately?
During the month of September, SHRM members wrote a total of 1,978 e-mailed
letters to Congress using the SHRM website. This brings the year-to-date total up to
19, 020. The State of North Carolina continues to do well on a national basis.
During September, North Carolina finished second among all states with 149 letters.

If you are a SHRM member, it is quick and easy to send an e-mail to your legislators
in Washington. Simply go to www.shrm.org. From there you can click on
Governmental Affairs and in just minutes, you can tell Senators Dole & Edwards, or
Congressman Burr what you think. SHRM has already written “form letters” on
several different topics that can simply be forwarded to Washington.              As
constituents, we should keep in mind that these people work for us and we should
regularly let them know what we think.

New Rules On Flexible Spending Accounts
As we move toward open-enrollment season, please keep in mind that the IRS has
recently announced that over-the-counter (OTC) drugs can be paid for with pretax
dollars through health care flexible spending accounts. The Treasury and the IRS
issued guidance clarifying that reimbursements for nonprescription drugs by an
employer health plan are excluded from income. Thus, reimbursements by FSA’s
and other employer health plans for the cost of OTC drugs available without
prescription are not subject to tax if properly substantiated by the employer. This is
great news for employers who can use this rule to help persuade employees to use
FSA’s. The more money that employees contribute to FSA’s, the less money that
employers need to spend on social security matching contributions. This is a true
                DATE:         Tuesday, November 18, 2003

                TIME:         11:30 a.m. – Network
                              12:00 Noon – Meeting Begins (Lunch Provided)

                PLACE:        LJVM Coliseum

                SPEAKERS: Joan Dixon with Piedmont Associated Industries (PAI)

                TOPIC:        “Diversity”

                        Please RSVP no later than Monday, November 10, 2003 to Sherri Hart at
                        shart@spevco.com or by calling our RSVP line at 917-5601.

                           We look forward to seeing you at the November Meeting!

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